2016–17 SHL season
League Flag of Sweden Swedish Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2016 – April 2017
Regular season
League Champion Växjö Lakers
Top scorer Joakim Lindström (Skellefteå)
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Simon Önerud
Finals champions HV71
  Runners-up Brynäs IF
SHL seasons

The 2016–17 SHL season is the 42nd season of the Swedish Hockey League (SHL). The regular season began in September 2016 and ended in March 2017. The playoffs follow the conclusion of the regular season.

Rögle BK and Leksands IF were forced to play in the SHL qualifiers to defend their SHL status. Rögle won their series against BIK Karlskoga in four games while Leksand lost to Mora IK over six games. Therefore, Mora were promoted to the SHL at the expense of Leksand.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Standings[edit | edit source]

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 Växjö Lakers 52 26 7 7 12 165 118 +47 99 Qualification to Quarter-finals
2 HV71 52 27 6 5 14 152 99 +53 98
3 Frölunda HC 52 27 6 4 15 142 114 +28 97
4 Linköpings HC 52 27 5 5 15 136 116 +20 96
5 Brynäs IF 52 27 4 4 17 156 124 +32 93
6 Skellefteå AIK 52 25 6 3 18 129 123 +6 90
7 Färjestad BK 52 22 9 3 18 133 121 +12 87 Qualification to Round of 16
8 Malmö Redhawks 52 23 3 6 20 132 116 +16 81
9 Luleå HF 52 16 7 8 21 118 136 −18 70
10 Djurgårdens IF 52 15 7 11 19 110 128 −18 70
11 Karlskrona HK 52 20 2 4 26 110 122 −12 68
12 Örebro HK 52 11 7 6 28 103 155 −52 53
13 Rögle BK 52 12 4 3 33 115 158 −43 47 Qualification to Relegation playoffs
14 Leksands IF 52 12 1 5 34 93 164 −71 43
Updated to match(es) played on 9 March 2017. Source: Swedish Hockey League
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored

Statistics[edit | edit source]

Scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the regular season. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown.

[1]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Lindström, JoakimFlag of Sweden Joakim Lindström Skellefteå AIK 51 18 36 54 –1 32
Little, BrocFlag of the United States Broc Little Linköpings HC 52 19 34 53 +12 16
Palola, OlliFlag of Finland Olli Palola Växjö Lakers 52 21 27 48 +19 18
Lindblom, OskarFlag of Sweden Oskar Lindblom Brynäs IF 52 22 25 47 +16 18
Jensen, JesperFlag of Denmark Jesper Jensen Brynäs IF 50 9 33 42 +13 14
Bergström, AlexanderFlag of Sweden Alexander Bergström Karlskrona HK 52 15 25 40 –2 26
Clark, KevinFlag of Canada Kevin Clark Brynäs IF 52 23 16 39 +4 22
Tömmernes, HenrikFlag of Sweden Henrik Tömmernes Frölunda HC 49 8 31 39 +2 16
Pettersson, EmilFlag of Sweden Emil Pettersson Skellefteå/Växjö 51 15 23 38 +7 12
Hudacek, LiborFlag of Slovakia Libor Hudáček Örebro HK 49 14 24 38 +6 38

Leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

These are the leaders in GAA among goaltenders who played at least 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded. [2]

GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI GA SO Sv% GAA
Söderström, LinusFlag of Sweden Linus Söderström HV71 22 1340:39 30 6 94.32 1.34
Alsenfelt, OscarFlag of Sweden Oscar Alsenfelt Malmö Redhawks 34 1879:13 49 9 94.46 1.56
Högberg, MarcusFlag of Sweden Marcus Högberg Linköpings HC 33 1999:36 63 4 93.18 1.89
Jönsson, JohannesFlag of Sweden Johannes Jönsson Karlskrona HK 24 1424:35 46 2 93.77 1.94
Reideborn, AdamFlag of Sweden Adam Reideborn Djurgårdens IF 25 1360:50 45 4 91.41 1.98
Andren, ViktorFlag of Sweden Viktor Andrén Växjö Lakers 23 1355:15 45 4 91.38 1.99
Ericsson, JoacimFlag of Sweden Joacim Eriksson Växjö Lakers 29 1729:02 59 2 91.58 2.05
Gustafsson, JohanFlag of Sweden Johan Gustafsson Frölunda HC 38 2074:28 73 2 91.74 2.11
Haugen, LarsFlag of Norway Lars Haugen Färjestad BK 35 2014:41 72 6 92.48 2.14
Pettersson-Wentzel, FredrikFlag of Sweden Fredrik Pettersson-Wentzel HV71 30 1793:58 65 1 91.02 2.17

Playoffs[edit | edit source]

The top six teams will qualify directly for the quarter-finals, while the four teams ranked 7–10 will play a best-of-three series (also called a Play In to the Playoffs) and battle for the two remaining spots.[3][4]

Playoff bracket[edit | edit source]

In the first round the 7th-ranked team will meet the 10th-ranked team and the 8th-ranked team will meet the 9th-ranked team for a place in the second round. In the second round, the top-ranked team will meet the lowest-ranked winner of the first round, the 2nd-ranked team will face the other winner of the first round, the 3rd-ranked team will face the 6th-ranked team, and the 4th-ranked team will face the 5th-ranked team. In the third round, the highest remaining seed is matched against the lowest remaining seed. In each round the higher-seeded team is awarded home advantage. In the first round the meetings are played as best-of-three series and the rest is best-of-seven series that follows an alternating home team format: the higher-seeded team will play at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team will be at home for game 2 and 4 (plus 6 if necessary).[3][4]

  Wild-card round Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                                     
  1 Växjö Lakers 2  
8 Malmö Redhawks 4  
7 Färjestad BK 2     2 HV71 4  
10 Djurgårdens IF 1     8 Malmö Redhawks 1  
2 HV71 4
  7 Färjestad BK 0  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)   2 HV71 4
  5 Brynäs IF 3
  3 Frölunda HC 4  
6 Skellefteå AIK 3  
8 Malmö Redhawks 2     3 Frölunda HC 3
9 Luleå HF 0     5 Brynäs IF 4  
4 Linköpings HC 2
  5 Brynäs IF 4  

Round of 16[edit | edit source]

The teams ranked 7 and 10, and the teams ranked 8 and 9, respectively, will face each other in a best-of-three series in order to qualify for the quarter-finals. The better-ranked teams in the two series will receive home advantage, i.e. two home games, if necessary. The two winners will take the two remaining quarter-final spots.

(7) Färjestad BK vs. (10) Djurgårdens IF[edit | edit source]

Färjestad BK won series 2–1


(8) Malmö Redhawks vs. (9) Luleå HF[edit | edit source]

Malmö Redhawks won series 2–0


Quarter-finals[edit | edit source]

(1) Växjö Lakers vs. (8) Malmö Redhawks[edit | edit source]

Malmö Redhawks won series 4–2


(2) HV71 vs. (7) Färjestad BK[edit | edit source]

HV71 won series 4–0


(3) Frölunda HC vs. (6) Skellefteå AIK[edit | edit source]

Frölunda HC won series 4–3


(4) Linköpings HC vs. (5) Brynäs IF[edit | edit source]

Brynäs IF won series 4–2


Semi-finals[edit | edit source]

(2) HV71 vs. (8) Malmö Redhawks[edit | edit source]

HV71 won series 4–1


(3) Frölunda HC vs. (5) Brynäs IF[edit | edit source]

Brynäs IF won series 4–3


Finals[edit | edit source]

(2) HV71 vs. (5) Brynäs IF[edit | edit source]

HV71 won series 4–3


Statistics[edit | edit source]

Playoff scoring leaders[edit | edit source]

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the playoffs. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown. Updated as of April 29, 2017.[5]
GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Clark, KevinFlag of Canada Kevin Clark Brynäs IF 20 9 8 17 +3 10
Wellman, CaseyFlag of the United States Casey Wellman Frölunda HC 14 9 7 16 +4 6
Sandberg, FilipFlag of Sweden Filip Sandberg HV71 16 6 8 14 +6 4
Lindblom, OskarFlag of Sweden Oskar Lindblom Brynäs IF 20 4 10 14 0 10
Önerud, SimonFlag of Sweden Simon Önerud HV71 16 10 3 13 +5 6
Ikonen, JuusoFlag of Finland Juuso Ikonen Brynäs IF 20 7 5 12 –5 0
Olofsson, VictorFlag of Sweden Victor Olofsson Frölunda HC 14 4 8 12 +4 0
Lundqvist, JoelFlag of Sweden Joel Lundqvist Frölunda HC 14 2 10 12 +6 6
Thörnberg, MartinFlag of Sweden Martin Thörnberg HV71 14 6 5 11 +10 2
Hardt, NichlasFlag of Denmark Nichlas Hardt Malmö Redhawks 13 4 7 11 0 6

Playoff leading goaltenders[edit | edit source]

These are the leaders in GAA and save percentage among goaltenders who played at least 40% of the team's minutes. The table is sorted by GAA, and the criteria for inclusion are bolded. Updated as of April 29, 2017.[6]

GP = Games Played; TOI = Time On Ice (minutes); GA = Goals Against; SO = Shutouts; Sv% = Save Percentage; GAA = Goals Against Average

Player Team GP TOI GA SO Sv% GAA
Ortio, Joni Flag of Finland Joni Ortio Skellefteå AIK 7 439:42 13 1 93.26 1.77
Rautio, David Flag of Sweden David Rautio Brynäs IF 11 658:15 22 3 92.79 2.01
Söderström, Linus Flag of Sweden Linus Söderström HV71 16 993:11 35 0 92.17 2.11
Eriksson, Joacim Flag of Sweden Joacim Eriksson Växjö Lakers 5 304:41 12 1 91.78 2.36
Högberg, Marcus Flag of Sweden Marcus Högberg Linköpings HC 6 340:13 14 0 91.52 2.47

SHL awards[edit | edit source]

Guldhjälmen: Joakim Lindström, Skellefteå AIK
Guldpucken: Erik Karlsson, Ottawa Senators
Honken Trophy: Oscar Alsenfelt, Malmö Redhawks
Håkan Loob Trophy: Kevin Clark, Brynäs IF
Rookie of the Year: Andreas Borgman, HV71
Salming Trophy: Henrik Tömmernes, Frölunda HC
Stefan Liv Memorial Trophy: Simon Önerud, HV71
Guldpipan: Mikael Nord

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Statistik - SHL.se. SHL. Retrieved on 29 September 2016.
  2. Start - SHL.se. SHL. Retrieved on 29 September 2016.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Starttider och sändningar för SM-slutspelet 2016. shl.se (19 February 2016). Retrieved on 19 February 2016.
  4. 4.0 4.1 SM-slutspelet 2016. shl.se. Retrieved on 19 February 2016.
  5. Statistik - SHL.se. Swedish Hockey League.
  6. Statistik - SHL.se. Swedish Hockey League.
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